Brett & No Mices | Westbrook Brewing Co.

Brett & No MicesBrett & No Mices
BA SCORE
85.9%
Liked This Beer
4.01 w/ 78 ratings
Brett & No MicesBrett & No Mices
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Instead of just complaining, there is no hopefully enough or a chance that some of you will take notice of the subtle vinous oak character, and funky old timey taste of this 10 month barrel-aged and dry-hopped Belgian-style pale ale.

30 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 07-19-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
78
Liked:
67
Avg:
4.01/5
pDev:
8.73%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Knapp85
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out looking like a reddish color, The head was white, it had a thin retention and no lacing. The smell of the beer was earthy and not very sour on the nose. I expected it to be much stronger. The taste of the beer was decent, mostly has the grainy malt base with a very subtle barrel aged flavor in there. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth, very drinkable, dry in the finish. Overall this beer was decent, I wasn't really getting into this one too much. It was good but not great.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy garnet-infused amber color; the inch of foam leaves some splashy lacing behind

Smell: Bready, with vague pear aromas, some barnyard funk; vinous oaky elements become dominant

Taste: The impact of the barrel overwhelm from the start adding a sherry-like character that, when combined with the bread, pear and yeasty phenols leads to a barnyard of funk; nuts and sherry return in the finish, which is very dry

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very unusual flavor profile; I'm not sure that the wine barrels really helped this beer but it is worth a try

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Photo of oline73
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of off white head that fades away rather quickly. The nose is full of funky brett with a mild wine note. The taste is quite funky and full of brett, but this beer is hardly sour at all. I'm getting some wine and lots of oak. The finish is really dry. I really enjoyed the oaky notes and thought the wine was a nice touch.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Growler from Charleston Beer Exchange just after the 4th of July. Amber with tan head. Dry earthy funk and mild leather. Some citrus peel. Flavor is very dry and leathery. Nice integration. Slightly bitter.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this as an extra in a trade with [I think] DoubleSunshine. Thanks!
Shared with a few folks at a recent tasting.

Medium amber color, with a foamy white head that left some lacing on the glass. In the nose, some bready malts and yeasty funk, slightly vinous. Taste of sweet bready malts, light fruity essence, grape and mild cherry, leather and earth, brett imparting a little funk. Body was about medium, carbonation was moderate. A good melding of flavors, yet nothing intense going on. Kind of walked the edge of a few different styles here, but overall it was an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sweetwater mini-snifter.

Wait, there's Brett but there ain't no Mices? Dammit... Anyway, this stuff pours a cloudy sunset amber topped by a finger of sandy off-cream foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light clove, and a healthy amount of Brett-y funk. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some mild sourdough and even more funk. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice, Brett-y BPA. Good times. Straight up.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a super hazy toffee color with a pretty thick off white head.

Smells of brett, vinous white wine character/grape.

Taste is big brett, some mildly sweet honey or flower character, white grape and other light fruit.

Lots of carbonation, nice full mouthfeel.

Really solid bretty sour, not super acidic, good balance of sweet backbone and brett funk.

8.0/10

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Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of rudzud
3.57/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a hazy golden hue with a thin white head.

S - Aromas of very brett, super cheesy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of cheese notes, tons of brett too. The almost blue cheese asserts itself over all other aspects.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was rather messy. Loads of cheesy funk. Ugh.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by myself during BRoss242’s send-off party before he moves! Will miss you man! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, funk, earth, and sour. The flavor was of sweet malt, cherry, funk, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. I was really looking forward to this one ever since I first heard about it going into barrels to age with the Brett. I have to say that it turned out quite well. The Brett definitely was the star of the show and made this known throughout the glass. Everyone who tried the growler at the tasting agreed as well. Definitely a well done brew that is worth trying for any fan of that pure Brett flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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Brett & No Mices from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85.9% out of 100 with 78 ratings
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